Amanda Burden

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Architects Propose an 'Infinite Forest' for AIDS Memorial in West Village

    Yeah, we know Manhattan is a really, really crowded place. There's not always a lot of room to build new stuff, but that challenge is not stopping a group of Brooklyn architects from proposing a forest in the West Village. And not just any ole' forest -- but an "infinitely" large one! Open-space-pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    City Planning Approves St. Vincent's Redevelopment; Advocates Push for AIDS Memorial

    ​Nearly two years ago, St. Vincent's Hospital in Greenwich Village shut its doors in the face of millions of dollars of debt. The closure strained other hospitals in the city and also paved the way for a large rezoning and redevelopment process on the site. Today, that development project to ... More >>

  • News

    May 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Groups Sues Planners to Stop Sunset Park Rezoning

    ​Our ever-busy city planners are eager to rezone Sunset Park. To hear them tell it, the rezoning is benign, aiming "to preserve neighborhood character and scale by placing height limits throughout the area, allowing for new development where appropriate at a height and scale that is in keeping ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Planning Commission Approves Unloved Coney Plan

    The Coney Island redevelopment plan has been approved unanimously by the city's planning commission. Amanda Burden, chairman of the commission, says it will bring "4,500 units of housing and 900 affordable units" to Coney and "preserve, in perpetuity, the open amusement area rides that everyone kn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Toll Brothers Pulling a Fast One in Gowanus?

    Never trust a landlord, even if you're a powerful community board. Gowanus Lounge has learned that Community Board 6, which had given conditional approval on February 11 to Toll Brothers' condo project on the Gowanus, thinks they've been swindled. Toll Brothers received the approval on the condition ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2008

    Storm Brewing for Marathon Planning Commish Meeting

    Next week on August 13, the City Planning Commission will host a marathon public hearing on three different large scale projects: the Lower East Side rezoning, Hunter's Point South and the Willets Point Redevelopment Plan. Already the meeting is drawing attention from Borough President Scott String ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    April 3, 2007

    Coney Island's Last Ride? The Bulldozer!

    Behind the scenes, a scary game of chicken between the city and a developer who dreams of high-rise condos that won't amuse you

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2006
  • News

    June 28, 2005

    Poor Excuse

    Rezoning plan for Brooklyn's fourth avenue forces lower-income neighbors out

  • News

    March 29, 2005

    Hipsters Defend Brooklyn

    NYC pols want a Williamsburg Gold Coast. Cool kids and neighborhood vets say no way.